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Refinery Evacuation in St. Paul Park 'Common Safety Procedure'

October 15, 2018 - 8:12pm
out of a smokestack at the Marathon Oil Refinery Friday night. The refinery was burning off excess gas to relieve pressure during a

Small Fire Leads To Hazmat Situation At Penn American Water Treatment Plant

October 15, 2018 - 6:45pm
containment room where chemicals are pumped from. Those chemicals are used in the water treatment process. One of the chemicals leaked from

Mechanical failure is cause of building fire at Creafill

October 15, 2018 - 12:30pm
director of human resources. One plant employee was injured as a result of a subsequent dust explosion. The employee was thrown back into a

Businesses displaced in blaze at former Marcal Paper Mill in Mechanic Falls

October 15, 2018 - 11:17am
s a leading manufacturer of recycled tissues manufactured without chlorine bleaching, fragrances or dyes, according to the company's website

Worker treated after chlorine leak at Ephrata public works

October 15, 2018 - 10:57am
- Crews have contained a chlorine leak Monday morning at Ephrata's public works facility. Police said a 150-pound chlorine gas cylinder was

Great fire at Kelheim Fibers

October 15, 2018 - 10:40am
plant because of the many fumes can re-enter. A latch from the fire brigade prevented a leak on stored hazardous substances, "said Konrad

Fire breaks out in second building owned by Nat Hyman

October 15, 2018 - 8:52am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - One week after a huge fire destroyed a vacant warehouse in Allentown, flames broke out in another building owned by the

Firefighter Seriously Injured While Battling Bronx Blaze

October 15, 2018 - 6:37am
was said to be conscious but suffered serious back injuries. He reportedly also suffered a leg injury. "This firefighter had quite a fall,"

Coal ash fire at Fort Wainwright power plant

October 14, 2018 - 5:42pm
—Five fire departments responded to a coal ash fire Sunday morning at the Fort Wainwright power plant. No one was hurt and there was no

Cleanup underway on Hogan’s Creek after massive jet fuel spill

October 14, 2018 - 12:02pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Environmental workers have set up booms on Hogan’s Creek, which runs south into downtown Jacksonville, trying to

Explosion, fire investigated

October 14, 2018 - 6:17am
a chemical cleaning vat were located. "But it may take days before we know anything definitive," Lang said. Lang said only minor injuries

Moratorium issued on company involved in fatal gas explosion

October 12, 2018 - 10:29pm
gas work. The moratorium imposed Friday by the Department of Public Utilities covers all parts of the state serviced by Columbia Gas. While

Part of College Campus Evacuated Due to Chemical Substance

October 12, 2018 - 5:02pm
A Massachusetts college campus was partially evacuated on Friday afternoon after a hazardous chemical substance was discovered. Officials

Silo damaged in explosion at ethanol plant

October 10, 2018 - 8:27am
say an explosion at an ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin caused structural damage, but did not result in any injuries to employees or

Fire reported at DTE Energy building in Clinton Township

October 9, 2018 - 1:38pm
1:45 p.m., Duncan added it did not appear there were any injuries. The building was being remodeled for the Macomb Oakland Regional Center.

Crews fight rail yard fire

October 9, 2018 - 11:41am
the tanks were shut off, so no further harm took place. (Photo by James Massara) There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Frank

1 injured in natural gas explosion in Henrietta

October 9, 2018 - 11:29am
natural gas explosion in a boiler tank. Assistant Henrietta Fire Chief Mark Cholach tells News10NBC one worker was taken to the hospital

Officials investigate fire at Westlake Chemical plant in Plaquemine

October 9, 2018 - 8:13am
at the facility. A spokesman with the plant said the fire started in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit around 4:15 a.m. He

Port Arthur residents complain about smell from 'small' oil leak at Port Arthur refinery

October 8, 2018 - 4:27pm
noticed the horrible smell. “It smelled like it was gas or something,” said Fields. Another viewer

Fire remains under investigation in Barrow County

October 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
the 1,000 block of Bankhead Highway to find several exploded fuel tanks and downed power lines creating additional hazards for firefighters.

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